Sweeps are rare in Atlantic Hockey. So far this season, out of 19 two-game conference series, just four have resulted in a team taking all four points. Two of those sweeps belong to Air Force (photo: Omar Phillips).
It’s clear that Bruce Haas is a big college hockey fan. His new book, Great Game! D1 College Hockey: People, Places, Perspectives (Beaver’s Pond Press), is a love letter to the game, a book by a fan, for fans.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — As is often the case in playoff hockey, getting the first goal is key. That’s been especially true for Canisius this season. The Golden Griffins came into the Atlantic Hockey semifinals against defending champions Air Force with a 17-1-1 record when getting the first goal, but just 2-15-2 when not
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The official attendance for the first semifinal of the Atlantic Hockey tournament was announced to be 463, and that was generous. Only around 100 people in Blue Cross Arena, which seats 10,600, for the opening face-off between Robert Morris and Mercyhurst. Rochester has hosted the championships
Down to the wire The 2017-18 Atlantic Hockey regular season is in the books. It was the closest race in league history, and when the dust had settled, Mercyhurst claimed its second regular season title and first since 2014. Picked to finish eighth by the coaches at the start of the season, the Lakers were
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — It easy to say that the Mercyhurst Lakers exceeded expectations this season, but not those of Lakers coach Rick Gotkin. “The coaches picked us to finish eighth, and the media picked us seventh,” said Gotkin. “And maybe deservedly so, but we felt like we had a good team, a mature team, and
Like every team in Atlantic Hockey, it’s been an up-and-down season for the Rochester Institute of Technology (photo: Omar Phillips).
Three things from last weekend in Atlantic Hockey: Farewell, old friend On Saturday, Bentley University played it’s last game in the John A Ryan Skating Arena, affectionately known (well, maybe not “affectionately” by visiting teams) as the JAR. It’s been the Falcons’ home for over 40 years, but Bentley is opening a new, on-campus rink
Thanks to an uneven number of teams in Atlantic Hockey, there’s usually an odd team out. Mercyhurst was idle last weekend, part of a stretch of 13 days without any action (photo: Mercyhurst Athletics).
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bentley University will open its new on-campus rink in two weeks, but Falcons sophomore Jonathan Desbiens would be fine with playing more games at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Gene Polisseni Center. In four career games at the Polisseni Center, Desbiens has seven goals, including one tonight to help the Falcons to a